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DMAC Level 1 (Medical Examiner of Divers) with RCSEd module

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Students must complete the RCSEd on-line learning module prior to attending the course in order to maximise their learning and understanding of diving medicine and the relationships to fitness to dive. RCSEd course content can be found here

Prerequisites/Entry Requirements:

  • Qualified Doctor with a Licence to Practise
  • Overseas Doctors without the above will not be able to practise as an AMED in the UK
  • Doctors do not need a specialty qualification to undertake Level 1 training
  • Completion of online RCS Diving Medicine Module

All courses are delivered in English. A good understanding is a necessity.  Please talk to us if you feel this may be a problem.

Course Details

This course is aimed at any doctor with an interest in pursuing a career in diving medicine at home or abroad as well as becoming a HSE Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED). These physicians are able to conduct examinations/assessments for the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Medical Examiners of Divers must have knowledge of different types of diving, diving work environments and diving medicine.   

For more information on becoming an HSE AMED, please see http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/amedsapproval.htm

This DMAC/EDTCmed Level 1 approved course is taught using problem based learning as well as traditional lectures and is presented by experienced diving and hyperbaric physicians who are actively involved in the management of diving medicals,  fitness to dive referrals and also the management of diving accidents.  The course also includes skills station scenarios and a site visit to a commercial dive site. Assessment is by a closed book exam.

Doctors who successfully pass this assessment will be eligible to study for the higher Level 2D course and can also apply to the UK Sport Diving Medical Committee in order to become a Sport Diving Medical Referee.

Course Duration

2  days 

Certification and CPD

Certificate of Attendance (on successful completion)

13 CPD points (Faculty of Occupational Medicine)



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